A mans son came back from the overseas war a fallen hero. Christian protesters picketed the funeral of the grieving mans son. Not because they disagreed with the war, but because they feel the only reason this soldier died is because God refused to protect him. The reason given was that this country tolerates gay people. The man took the church that sponsored this disgraceful invasion of privacy to court and was awarded millions in damages. A conservative judge overturned that award and ruled the family of the fallen soldier should pay the more than $16,000 in court costs because the churches right to free speech has been violated. Or was it? Carry it out to the logical conclusion. God refused to protect this soldier because of the gays. That means the death of the soldier is the responsibility and fault of the gays. If they werent gay, then no soldiers would have died. Since the gays, by their actions, caused the death of this man, it is they who should be punished for wrong doing. Carry that out even farther and it must mean that because of the gays, 9/11 happened and Katrina happened. That means that thousands of Americans died and its the fault of the gays. Of course, any sane and reasonable person knows this to be ridiculous. So ridiculous in fact, its not even considered hate speech. But isnt it? If someone is accused of a crime, and found guilty for that crime, shouldnt they be held accountable? That is exactly what is going on here. This Christian church is accusing gays of being responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans. The logical conclusion is they are advocating punishment. If that punishment is undeserved, then this isnt free speech, its hate speech preaching unwarranted violence against an innocent and identifiable group of patriotic Americans who have committed no crime, hence, fire in a crowded theater. Besides, if we shouldn't "tolerate" the gays, what should we do to them?